The human being, the weak point of Artificial Intelligence

Is the data the source of the problem?

The automation of processes currently managed by humans, such as recruitment processes or credit default risk estimation, is made possible by AI. Supported by self-learning predictive models, this type of application is mainly based on calculation procedures from the field of mathematics, and more particularly statistics. Therefore, an impartiality of the results is both desired and expected. However, for several years, cases of discrimination have been reported by the media.

Is eliminating bias a utopia?

The performance of predictions is the objective that companies seek to achieve in order to generate a ROI, at least in the short term. Correcting biases allows them to maintain their ROI over the long term. Today, if it seems difficult to totally eliminate biases, it is fortunately possible to contain them and control them by constantly measuring them.

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David BECK

David BECK

David is a former entrepreneur — Teacher — Researcher — Contributor to government publications.